Astronaut Peggy Whitson's Record-Breaking Spacewalk in Pictures

Node 3


In this photo, the spacewalkers work to install axial shields on Node 3 just minutes before the shield was lost.

Makeshift Masterpiece


With the help of some tethers and restraints, the thermal cover



The spacewalkers install "cumberbunds" around the base of PMA-3 to protect it.

Getting Ready


Kimbrough and Whitson prep their EVA suits on March 26, four days before their spacewalk together.

With a Little Help From My Friends


Pesquet helps the spacewalkers suit up before heading out.

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.